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Assumption University Congo PDF Print E-mail

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The students from Assumption University Congo have produced a promotional video about the school's new programs. The institution has been funded and is lead by the Augustinians of the Assumption.

Université de l'Assomption au Congo «U.A.C»

https://uaconline.org/

https://www.facebook.com/uacuniversite2018/

https://www.facebook.com/UAC-Online-103900924750732

 
November 13, Feast of the Three Bulgarian Assumptionist Martyrs PDF Print E-mail

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November 13 - Blesseds Kamen, Pavel, and Josaphat

The feast of our three Bulgarian Marytrs is an opportunity for us to pause each year to reflect on their legacy.

To remember means to render present among us these brothers whom the Church, as a result of their beatification, considers to be a gift for all Christians.

Kamen Vitchev, Pavel Djidjov, and Josaphat Chichkov compel us to broaden our horizons. To maintain among us the memory of our three martyrs helps us to understand ourselves better and the martyrdom (that is to say, the witness) to which the Lord is calling each of us today.

Almost 70 years ago, our three brothers were imprisoned. First, Kamen in December 1951, and then Josaphat and Pavel on July 4, 1952. During their imprisonment they were mercilessly beaten, tortured and interrogated and forced to live 15 to a cell built for 3 or 4….which meant that most of the time they could hardly find enough air to breathe adequately.

And then suddenly on September 29th they were subjected to a show-trial, a real legal mockery, well organized by the Communist authorities. The truly trumped-up charges were all fabricated, completely made up. In what did these accusations consist: of these three Bulgarian patriots who had dedicated their lives to the service of their people? Accused of being spies for the Vatican…..yes, of the Vatican, this all-powerful, menacing State of less than a square-mile in size. And accused of being capitalist agents plotting to overthrow the « legitimate » regime of the Bulgarian people. How ridiculous!!!

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020 10:16
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BENI SCHOOL PROJECT UPDATE: PRINCE OF PEACE SCHOOL COMPLEX PDF Print E-mail

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«It is not enough to teach. On must lift students up; education is a much more difficult task than simply teaching. » Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon, Spiritual Writings

The Prince of Peace School Complex remains focused on its motto: « Discipline, Peace and Excellence ». This motto which goes hand in hand with Fr. d’Alzon’s ideal of education (cited above) is the rudder that guides our educational activity at the School Complex. This is what distinguishes us from other schools and is the source of our pride in this region of the country, where armed conflict has not spoken its last word. We accompany our students not just intellectually but also humanly, spiritually and psychologically. We aim to touch the whole person.

Education at Prince of Peace is an undertaking that cannot be limited to lessons given in the classroom. It reaches beyond the classroom to extra-curricular activities and even to the home. Teachers, parents, priests, brothers and sisters, we all see ourselves as partners in this work of education and together we believe that we will give the best of ourselves to assure the future of our children. We base this on the confidence and collaboration that exists between parents and students on the one hand and students and teachers on the other.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 07 November 2020 09:20
 
National Vocation Awareness Week PDF Print E-mail

It's National Vocation Awareness Week! Our Vocation Ministry Director, Bro. Blair Nuyda,  shared a message on his Vocation as an Assumptionist Brother at this year's convocation for the National Religious Vocation Conference.
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"As a Brother, we are encouraged to seek creative ways to serve. I’ve always liked to draw and paint, and I’ve been encouraged to use my artistic talents in ministry" -Bro. Blair Nuyda AA

 
PROVINCIAL POST - MAKING SAINTS PDF Print E-mail

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As we approach All Saint Day, let me offer a few thoughts on holiness. One of the central affirmations of the Second Vatican Council was the universal call to holiness. This means, among other things, that holiness is not the preserve of a particular segment of the Church’s life, but that all baptized Christians are called to live holy lives. A good complement to this teaching on holiness was another point of emphasis in the Council: the dignity of the lay vocation. Called to holiness, lay people are to express that holiness by participating in the transformation of the world as members of families, as citizens, and in the workplace.

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REMEMBERING FR. DONALD ESPINOSA, A.A. PDF Print E-mail

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In this video, friends, family, and Assumptionist brothers share memories of Fr. Donald Espinosa, A.A., who spent his life in service to others and brought joy and direction to so many people.

In a recent interview, Fr. Donald shared his hopes for our congregation, "my dream and hope is to see a significant growth in the extended Assumptionist family...It is important for us to contribute, through the reality of partnership, to the Church and the world. That is who we are: religious and lay with Christ at the center. We are all sons and daughters of Emmanuel d’Alzon. Together we must continue to proclaim the Coming of the Kingdom!"

You can read more about Fr. Donald Espinosa and his 57 years of joyful service to the people of God as an Assumptionist by clicking the link below:

https://www.assumption.us/about-us/portraits/237-fr-donald-espinosa-aa

 
THE FUNERAL HOMILY FOR FR. DONALD ESPINOSA, A.A PDF Print E-mail

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by Fr. Dennis Gallagher, A.A.

September 29, 2020

St. Anne’s Pavilion, Fiskdale MA

Scripture readings: Job 19:1,23-27; Psalm 23; Romans 8:14-23; John 14:1-6

Fr. Donald liked to call people “Kiddo.” I thought it was reserved for younger people, but I was at least 50 before he stopped calling me “Kiddo.”

It was a term of endearment, and we shouldn’t be surprised that he favored terms of endearment. Donald found life to be dear. His heart was easily moved by the beauty of relationships and, I would say, by the hope and promise offered by the Gospel. When he was operating at full throttle, his heart and soul were taken up by the prospect of a renewed Church.

He was at his best when he could work with others on a project that he was invested in, something that he saw connected to the renewal of the Church and the renewal of the Assumptionists. In a group of that kind, he was the idea man. For him, the well never ran dry as far as ideas were concerned. It made for long meetings, and he may not have been quite so good at follow-through, but the good mind, the fine intelligence that God had given him was so generative in looking for ways to develop the community in the widest sense of that word.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 14:47
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THE FUNERAL MASS OF FR. DONALD ESPINOSA, A.A. PDF Print E-mail

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Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2020 09:29
 
IN MEMORIAM - FR. DONALD ESPINOSA, A.A. PDF Print E-mail

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"My soul longs for your salvation; I put my hope in your word. My eyes long to see your promise." -Psalm 119

We pray for the eternal rest of Fr. Donald Espinosa, A.A. who passed from this life earlier this afternoon. May he enter into the peace of the Risen Lord, to whom he gave his life.

In a recent interview, Fr. Donald shared his hopes for our congregation, "my dream and hope is to see a significant growth in the extended Assumptionist family...It is important for us to contribute, through the reality of partnership, to the Church and the world. That is who we are: religious and lay with Christ at the center. We are all sons and daughters of Emmanuel d’Alzon. Together we must continue to proclaim the Coming of the Kingdom!"

You can read more about Fr. Donald Espinosa and his 57 years of joyful service to the people of God as an Assumptionist by clicking the link below:

https://www.assumption.us/.../237-fr-donald-espinosa-aa

Details on funeral services will be forthcoming.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2020 11:50
 
CHURCH MUSICIAN COMES FULL CIRCLE PDF Print E-mail

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BY SUSAN BAILEY  | CFP CORRESPONDENT

Patrice Metcalf came full circle in her journey to becoming the music director of St. Anne and St. Patrick Parish in Sturbridge: She grew up in the parish. After majoring in music at Westfield State University, Ms. Metcalf applied for the position, but not without some hesitation.

“After graduating from Westfield, I actually took on a job as a music director at another church in western Massachusetts,” Ms. Metcalf said. “I didn’t really feel like I fit in with the church so I did have my eyes open for other job opportunities.

“Then I found out that St. Anne’s was hiring. I put off applying because I thought it might be kind of silly for me to apply to the church that I had grown up at; I felt uncomfortable. After a while they weren’t hiring anyone, so I went ahead and applied, and it worked out.”

She has been serving as music director there since October 2019, but began singing at the parish when she was a sophomore in high school.

“I became a cantor when I was 16,” she said. “I also joined the adult choir. I continued to sing on a volunteer basis at the parish for weekends and holidays until I went to college. During college I would occasionally sing during my winter and summer breaks.”

Ms. Metcalf discovered, as a student at Tantasqua Regional High School, she enjoyed singing and creating music in many different ways. A soprano, she was a member of the regular chorus plus the Choraleers, an a capella group. She was also a member of the Treblemakers Jazz Ensemble.

She wanted to major in music in college but also felt a desire for something else.

“I had this yearning of wanting to be in charge of music ministry in some way,” she said. “So even going into college, I remember being interviewed for something on campus and they asked me what I wanted to be and I said, ‘I want to be a social worker and a church music director.’ I gave up on the social worker path.”

Faith has always been important to Ms. Metcalf, fueling her desire to become involved with sacred music. It was during confirmation formation that she realized how she could combine sharing her love of God with her passion for music.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2020 09:03
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